Walk and Ride with Pride

Integrity, respect, and humility are only a few of the characteristics that pave the way of a San Jose Police Officers' commitment to the community. Officers carry these characteristics out everyday and yet they are done in such a quiet, humble way as not too bring attention to who the officers really are as an everyday person. That is why we wish to recognize some of the heroes that are intertwined within the very community they serve.


Remembering San Jose's First Line Of Duty Death - Fallen San Jose Police Sergeant Morris Van Dyck Hubbard

During the month of July, we remember fallen San Jose Police Sergeant Morris Van Dyck Hubbard. On July 12, 1924, 29-year-old Hubbard became of first San Jose police officer to fall in the line-of-duty. Below is the department’s official account of his story.

Remembering Fallen Officer Michael Katherman

Please take a moment to remember Officer Michael Katherman and the ultimate sacrifice he made on this day one year ago. Below is the SJPD's account of what happened.


Honoring Fallen San Jose Police Officer John Buck

April 5th, we remember fallen San Jose Police Officer John Buck. On this date in 1933, Officer Buck succumbed to injuries he received in a gun battle.

Below is the department's official account of Officer Buck's story.

Remembering Fallen Officer Michael Johnson

On March 24th, we remember fallen San Jose Police Officer Michael Johnson. Tough times for  the Police Department were made even tougher when Officer Johnson was killed by a suicidal man who was mentally ill.


Below is the San Jose Police Department's account of this tragedy.


Remembering the Fallen: Officer Robert White

On January 27, 1985, San Jose police officer Robert White was electrocuted while investigating an accident in which a motorist struck a high-voltage transformer.


Below is the San Jose Police Department's account of this tragedy.


Remembering fallen officers Gordon Silva and Gene Simpson

Today, we remember fallen San Jose Police Officers Gordon Silva and Gene Simpson. On January 20, 1989, Simpson and Silva were killed in a firefight with a mentally ill pedestrian who wrestled Simpson's gun away. Below is an account of this terrible tragedy that was published in the Mercury News following their deaths.



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